Exceeding Testing Standards
Rated for standard fall protection, fall restraint, and suspended maintenance loads, StrongTop products are built to meet and surpass building code allowable stresses. The actual breaking load of our anchors in shop tests regularly exceeds 15,000 pounds.
Often referred to as breaking loads, ultimate load capacities are calculated, and often controlled by the plastic section modulus of the material and the minimum yield strength of the material. A sampling of each of our anchor types are test loaded to 5,000 pounds to verify our calculated design loads.
Live loads are the maximum capacity required by the International Building Code.
Field test loading is required for each installation. Our test load capacities are calculated, and are often controlled by the elastic section modulus of the material and the minimum yield strength of the material. StrongTop products do not permanently deform at test loading by maintaining stresses within the material’s elastic limits.
Impact loads are the maximum short term service load that StrongTop products are designed to withstand from a fall arrest standpoint.
Service loads are the maximum repetitive load that StrongTop products are designed to withstand from a fatigue standpoint.
Compliant-Ready for Your Next Project
Engineered Supply’s components are designed in conformance with ANSI / IWCA I-14 Window Cleaning Safety Standard to the allowable stresses recognized by AISC building code standards, and reviewed for conformance with the applicable Federal OSHA requirements for suspended maintenance and fall protection anchorage.